Meet Ashish Sahni, the new executive director for BIDS

Meet Ashish Sahni, the new executive director of the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS). Sahni joined the UC Berkeley research and training organization – and Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) affiliate – this month from UC San Francisco (UCSF), where he served as chief of staff for the Department of Surgery.

Deb Nolan returns to CDSS as Associate Dean for Faculty

Deb Nolan, emeritus professor of statistics at UC Berkeley and former associate dean for undergraduate education at the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, has returned to CDSS as Associate Dean for Faculty for the spring 2022 semester.

CDSS top communicator, EECS and CCB professors honored by AAAS as 2021 fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society’s (CDSS) top communicator and three affiliate faculty members to be AAAS fellows, one of the scientific community’s highest honors, the group announced today.

Nine CDSS Faculty Among Latest Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Cohort

Nine faculty members from UC Berkeley Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society (CDSS) affiliates will conduct groundbreaking biomedical research as part of the second Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators cohort that was recently announced.

Sociology Students Try Research in Data Science Collaborations

Robert Fales isn't a data scientist. He only signed up for the data science-focused sociology class because he wanted to work with Professor David Harding, a leader in the social science field.

Fortune Magazine Ranks UC Berkeley Online Master's in Data Science Program Second in the Country

The Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program at UC Berkeley ranked #2 among online data science master’s degree programs by Fortune magazine, released on January 19, 2022.

Berkeley Data Science Students, Journalism Faculty Building Public Database of Police Misconduct

At UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), the Data Science Discovery program and the Graduate School of Journalism are working with the California Reporting Project to help develop and automate a statewide database of police misconduct records that can be easily accessed by news organizations and the general public. The database project began in 2018 and is funded with a $1 million grant from Sony.

California Alliance Aims to Streamline Data Science Education at Colleges and Universities

As more colleges and universities launch data science courses and programs, there is an increasing effort by schools to collaborate so that course credits can transfer with students as they transfer to other institutions.

Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at Berkeley Moves Closer to Becoming a College

This fall, UC Berkeley’s Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society moved one step closer to becoming a college. The University of California’s Office of the President reviewed the division’s pre-proposal, clearing the way for CDSS to revise and seek review of a final proposal laying out its detailed vision and plan for the school. If that is approved, CDSS would be the first new college at Berkeley in more than 50 years.

UC Berkeley to House New Kavli Center on Ethics, Science

UC Berkeley will open a new Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public, creating space for interdisciplinary discussions about scientific discoveries, the ethics of that research and the public’s role in determining science’s trajectory, the university announced today.